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Under King Solomon the Israelites had been a united people, but that all changed when his foolish son Rehoboam came to power. In the days that followed, the nation divided into two separate kingdoms. The reigns of these kings were turbulent, marked by a succession of ungodly monarchs in conflict with the Lord’s prophets. Among these rulers, perhaps none stood out more than Ahab and Jezebel, who not only led the northern nation of Israel into idolatry but actually conspired to murder a man simply because they wanted his garden!
In this study, John MacArthur guides readers through an in-depth look at this historical period, beginning with the spilt between Judah and Israel, continuing into the remarkable events that occurred during the prophet Elijah’s ministry, and concluding with the death of the ungodly King Ahab. Studies include close-up examinations of Elijah, Ahab, Jezebel, Asa, and others, as well as careful considerations of doctrinal themes such as “the Sin of Syncretism” and “Being Faithful to God’s Word.”
The MacArthur Bible Studies provide intriguing examinations of the whole of Scripture. Each guide incorporates extensive commentary, detailed observations on overriding themes, and probing questions to help you study the Word of God with guidance from John MacArthur.
This volume is available for purchase individually, or as part of the MacArthur Bible Studies Collection.
John MacArthur is the pastor of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, as well as an author and conference speaker. John graduated from Talbot Theological Seminar and came to Grace Community Church in 1969. In 1985, John became president of The Master’s University. In 1986, John founded The Master’s Seminary, a graduate school dedicated to training men for full-time pastoral and missionary work. John has written hundreds of study guides and books, including the MacArthur Study Bible and MacArthur New Testament Commentary. John and his wife, Patricia, live in Southern California and have four married children and fifteen grandchildren.